Who is Francesca Vanthielen?
Francesca Vanthielen is a news anchor for the Business News Broadcaster, Kanaal Z, where she also presents the weekend programme, Trends Talk. Francesca obtained a master’s degree in Applied Economics (1994) and later also in International Politics (2009) at KU Leuven. For a long time, she worked for VTM and combined her work with various social commitments, as ambassador for UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees), and as one of the initiators of the G1000 movement (Belgian platform for democratic innovation) and a co-founder of the NGO Klimaatzaak (Climate Case). In 2016, she worked as Deputy Head of Communications at the Centre for Equal Opportunities, UNIA. In addition to working with Kanaal Z, Francesca regularly cooperates on podcasts for De Tijd and Knack.